Guided Kayak Tours at Sleeping Bear Dunes

After arriving to our launch location at Esch Beach in Empire, MI, we will unload the Kayaks and make a short walk with them down to the water. After a brief safety discussion, We will start our trip, heading north on Lake Michigan! We will paddle along the shore line of the beautiful Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Don’t worry, your guide will be with you every step of the way to take pictures! At about the half way point, you will see the Empire Bluffs, with the steep sand dunes scaling hundreds of feet above the shore line! After 3.5 leisurely miles of paddling, we will arrive at our destination (Empire Beach), where you will be greeted by your driver. You will notice your mountain bikes already unloaded, and your lunch prepared. We will take 30 minutes for lunch before starting our next adventure!


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore


10ft Lifetime Tioga Sit On Top Kayak


1.5-2 Hours


Low to Moderate

Guided kayaking tours on
Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore

10ft Tioga Kayak

This is a 10ft Sit on Top Kayak. They are very sturdy and easy to maneuver. These are a safer alternative to a sit in kayak, being that you are able to re-enter the kayak from the water, if you were to flip. 

Weight Capacity 275lbs

No, just for hassle free reasons, we will provide all of the gear needed!

We will then go to a 2 hour paddle down the Platte River

Yes! We will provide premium life jackets for everyone!

In the booking process, you will create your own custom lunch order! Food catered by Fresh Coast Market in Traverse City, MI!

1.5-2 hours

No need to worry, there will be an experienced guide with you the entire time. We will be close to the shore to take a break when needed.

Low to Moderate

This activity can be done by most everyone. totaling out at 3.5 miles, it can wear on the upper body, being there is no current.

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